Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Storm Callum: Your hour by hour forecast for Edinburgh and the Lothians

Storm Callum: Your hour by hour forecast for Edinburgh and the Lothians

The Met Office predicts Friday and Saturday will see the whole region hit with heavy rain and wind.

Although the strongest winds are likely in western Ireland, North Western parts of the United Kingdom can also expect severe gales.

The storm has brought very strong winds and heavy rain in many places, with the western side of the country experiencing some of the strongest winds.

A yellow weather warning for wind was issued on Friday morning over the West Midlands, including Shropshire, to remain in place until midnight.

Paul Hand of ESB Networks said 30,000 homes and business were without power, but he anticipated this figure increasing as the storm moves north.

THE Met Office has upgraded its weather warning for later this week, predicting that an incoming storm could bring deep flood water.

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Friday's weather could impact travel plans during the morning commute, with Met office warning "road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible". Spray and flooding is also likely to lead to hard driving conditions and some road closures.

Winds of up to 60 miles per hour are expected to hit the area, which combined with high tides could lead to some coastal impact due to large waves.

Cardiff and Exeter airports also announced some flights had been cancelled because of the weather.

"We also have yellow and amber warnings of between 50mm and 150mm of rain for Wales".

It's warning southeast winds veering southwest will gust generally between 100 and 130km/h, higher in some coastal areas and on high ground. There will also be heavy and persistent rain across a swathe of Britain leading to flooding and further disruption.

Sioned Warrell, Natural Resources Wales' duty tactical manager, said: "The forecast rain could cause flooding this week, especially in south and west Wales, and we are urging people to prepare themselves".

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